The photos/videos coming from the flood in Henan province in China are quite scary. mp.weixin.qq.com/s/fVyEZ5rLOQSZ… ht @KarolineCQKan
Henan province is home to 94 million people. The capital Zhengzhou received 200 mm of rainfall in one hour on Tuesday.

This unconfirmed video is thought to be from inside the subway in the province.

More about the floods here: reuters.com/business/envir…
Videos being shared on WeChat ht @KarolineCQKan
Video being shared on WeChat ht @KarolineCQKan
Confirmation of floods from state media
More from @Reuters on the explosion reuters.com/business/envir…
Read about the economic impact so far
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Read about the climate link bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Also read about how the govt or state media does not link extreme weather events to climate change bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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There's a fight going on to figure out how to give credit to companies that buy carbon offsets. The outcome of could have big impact on global emissions.

@Jess_Shankleman & I suggest one way to resolve it. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
@Jess_Shankleman Why care?

Corporations are responsible the vast majority of global emissions. Their consumers emissions, called Scope 3, are also something they have to reduce to net zero, if they are to be a part of the solution and not the problem.
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🧵on @IRENA's latest outlook irena.org/newsroom/press…
Yes, electricity is only a fraction (about 25%) of global emissions. But the transition is likely to have much bigger impact, as electrification of other sectors speeds up.
IRENA's 1.5C scenario needs about $131 trillion going into clean energy between now and 2050.

Seems a lot until you realize that ~$98 trillion could be realized based on current net-zero policies.

Moving an additional $23 trillion is no small feat, but it's not $131 trillion.
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That nightmare is now playing out. Feels worse because the West is in vaccine euphoria.
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